Lara Hope and her band, The Ark-Tones have been honing their skills on the road over the past few years, opening for the likes of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Reverend Horton Heat and the Blasters. Their last full-length release ("Love You To Life") earned Lara the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist and their new album, "Here To Tell The Tale" will be released on June 25th through Sower Records. The new eleven-song release kicks off with the swinging rhythm of "Let's Go!," which is sure to get the adrenaline flowing right away. There is a certain nostalgic quality to their sound, as in "Stop, Drop & Roll" and "Some Advice," which pays homage to the mainstream popular jazz numbers of the 50's. Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones pulls back the reigns for the bluesy flow of "It's A Crime," then turn to the mid-west for the country vibe of "Running In Circles," before wrapping up their new album with the fun, two-stepping energy of "12 Minutes Of Hot Water" and the sing-along bar anthem "I Drink To Your Health." Lara Hope and The Ark-Tones are also heading out on the road to promote their new album "Here To Tell The Tale." For a complete list of shows and to find out more about the band and their new album "Here To Tell The Tale," please visit larahopeandtheark-tones.com.
We also have the full-length debut release of New York City-based vocalist Rebecca Angel, who recently unveiled her album "Love Life Choices." It features ten tracks, beginning with the R&B vibe of her cover of "For What It's Worth," as you are introduced to Rebecca's smooth-style vocals. She delivers a calming, mellow, jazz flow to "Till Now (Gymnopedie No. 1)," before getting funky with the rhythm of "Side By Side." Rebecca takes the reggae melody out of Bob Marley's "Waiting In Vain" and turns it into an addictive pop song, which perfectly fits her vocal style. Next, she simply shines on Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado" and Sade's "Maureen," before finishing her new album with the modern, electronic pop touch of "Summer Song (Electro Remix)." To find out more about Rebecca Angel and her latest release "Love Life Choices," please visit rebeccaangel.net.